All posts by Mr Cooper

Pupil Achievement

Yesterday, S6 pupil Calum participated in the Triathlon at the 2018 Youth Olympic Games in Argentina representing Team GB. Calum gained selection this summer following a series of excellent performances in competitive races across Europe to secure his place.    Calum has worked hard to balance his school and sporting commitments through his time at Williamwood with the support of everyone at the school and those at Triathlon Scotland. Congratulations on this amazing achievement Calum!

Malawi Celebration

Pupils and parents are invited to join us at a celebration of our Malawi partnership at Greenbank Parish Church on Tuesday 30th October at 7.30pm. We will premiere our ‘2018 experience video’ on the night and look forward to visits to Ekwendeni in 2019 and 2020. If you have any interest in Malawi, please come along to support this event.

National 5 Information Evening

Last night, over 200 parents attended the National 5 Information Evening where they participated in a variety of subject based sessions.  The presentation delivered by Mr Inglis can be viewed here.  The subject presentations will be uploaded on to the website over the next few days.  Thank you to all of the S6 helpers, staff who ran sessions and parent/carers who attended.

Mental Health Awareness Week

Mental Health Awareness Week will take place next week from 8th – 11th October.  It is important that everyone thinks about both their physical and mental health.  Our aim is to break the stigma surrounding mental health to encourage pupils to talk about it.   There has been a lot of research which indicates that activities like mindfulness, playing sports, baking and art, as well as many others, can all help with improving the state of your mental health.   Next week, after school,  there are activities which both pupils and staff can attend.  This will replace supported study sessions which will resume after the October week.  Details of the activities on offer can be found here

Mi Intercambio

Our S3 Spanish pupils along with Miss Jamieson and our Spanish assistant Karen are working with the residents of Bonnyton House to share their learning of Spanish as part of ‘Mi Intercambio’ our intergenerational project. Over the next few weeks the pupils will visit Bonnyton house and then welcome the residents to Williamwood for a real classroom experience.  More photographs here

Sporting Achievement

Congratulations to 7 Williamwood pupils who competed in the Scottish Schools Dry Slopes Championship’s Qualifiers on Friday night.  Results were:

  • Williamwood A team: Winners S1-S6 (Ross, Tom Andrew & Gregor)
  • Williamwood B team: 2nd S1-S3 (Eva, Irvine, Cameron and help from an up and coming Carolside P7 racer Finlay)

More photographs here

Inspiring Women Tapestry of Renfrewshire Event

On Thursday 27th September, S3 Fashion and Textile Technology pupils attended the Inspiring Women Tapestry of Renfrewshire event at the University of the West of Scotland, Paisley Campus. Pupils learned about the Mill Girls Tapestry Legacy Project, heard from inspirational renowned textile artist Jilli Blackwood and took part in hands-on weaving, spinning and tapestry workshops.  More photographs here

Careers Evening

This year there will be a number of different stalls from various industries including medicine, veterinary medicine, law, finance, engineering, film and many more. There will also be a section which will host a number of Universities and Colleges, who will offer advice, options, careers and entry requirements.

Date: Tuesday 23rd of October

Time: 6.30pm-8.30pm

Location: The Street / Games Hall 1

If you require more information on this event then please see Miss Milne (pupil support).

S6 Charities Committee

Today, the S6 Charities Committee organised a coffee morning to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support. S6 pupils kindly donated some homemade cakes and biscuits to sell. During lunchtime, pupils in S1-S5 were also given the opportunity to contribute to the charity fundraising by buying cakes for a small donation. The Committee would like to thank everyone who donated cakes and other tasty treats. The total raised from today was £162.16.  Well done to all pupils involved!

Aromatherapy Stress Busting Session

The YOYP committee are hosting an aromatherapy stress busting session for High School students on Sunday 30th September at Giffnock Library from 1-4pm. You’re welcome to bring your own homework. Aromatherapy materials and advice from an aromatherapist will be provided.   Don’t worry the session is absolutely free!